Refereed journal article or data article (A1)

Local conservation and perceptions of heritage in Old Rauma World Heritage Site

List of Authors: Riina Haanpää, Eeva Karhunen

Publisher: Taylor&Francis

Publication year: 2019

Journal: International Journal of Heritage Studies

Volume number: 25

Issue number: 8

Start page: 837

End page: 855

Number of pages: 19

ISSN: 1352-7258

eISSN: 1470-3610




This article focuses on the residents of Old Rauma and their experiences
of living in a World Heritage site and living, working and recreating
in historic buildings. The aim is to trace residents’ divergent frames
of reference and values about heritage, as understanding
resident-constructed meanings are essential for the management of an
international convention that applies to privately owned properties. Our
research identifies three community groups in Old Rauma, and suggests
that the community networks of Old Rauma are potentially useful for
promoting conservation. World Heritage Site like Old Rauma would benefit
if there were forums for communication and social learning where
different approaches to managing the conservation area could be shared. A
more profound knowledge of local values, needs, community dynamics and
locally developed, practical conservation methods would support
governance and advisory bodies in their work.

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